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X-otic X-ray visions
December 5, 2002
Using their X-ray vision, astronomers have for the first time found two black holes in the same galaxy, and taken a peek inside a neutron star.
November 19, 2002
A rare first edition of Newton's mathematical masterpiece has been stolen! And is Newton the Greatest Briton?
Lightning fast forecasts
November 14, 2002
NASA uses mathematics to predict lightning strikes at the Kennedy Space Centre
Can cancer be cured?
November 1, 2002
Music to their ears
October 31, 2002
Can the music of Mozart help your mathematics?
October 25, 2002
Mathematics makes a clean sweep in the Nobel Prizes.
In skimming, spin's the thing
October 18, 2002
Find out how to beat the world record in stone skimming - you just need to do the maths!
October 9, 2002
Two computer science students and their professor prove testing for primes is easy - a result that has eluded mathematicians for centuries.
Find the gap
There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.
Why we want proof
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
Why a perfect voting system is mathematically impossible.
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